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The associations and age-related development of motivational climate, achievement goals, enjoyment, technical skills, and body mass index in young floorball players

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Grasten, A ORCID: 0000-0002-9598-7949 and Forsman, H 2018 , 'The associations and age-related development of motivational climate, achievement goals, enjoyment, technical skills, and body mass index in young floorball players' , Journal of Advances in Sports and Physical Education, vol. 1, no. 1 , pp. 12-23 .

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Abstract

The present study examined the associations and age-related developmentof motivational climate, achievement goals, enjoyment, technical skills, and bodymass index (BMI) in young floorball players. The sample comprised 283 Finnishcompetitive male floorball players with a mean age of 11.49 ± .27 years in thebeginning of the data collection. Players completed floorball-specific technical skilltests and questionnaires across two time points, twelve months apart. The path modelshowed that perceptions of task-involving climate positively associated with masteryapproach,performance-approach, and enjoyment, whereas perceptions of egoinvolvingclimate related with mastery- and performance-approach and mastery- andperformance-avoidance. The results indicated that players with higher BMI hadhigher mastery-avoidance and slower dribbling skill scores. However, the findingssupported previous findings, as a player can have high mastery-approach and highperformance-approach or high performance-avoidance at the same time. Finally,mastery- and performance-approach, performance-avoidance, dribbling skills, andpassing test scores increased over time. In contrast, perceptions of task- and egoinvolvingclimate, mastery-avoidance, enjoyment, and BMI remained stable. Thefindings indicated that task-involving coaching methods could enhance approachgoals and enjoyment in young floorball players. All young floorball players,especially players with higher BMI could benefit, if they were encouraged to spendmore time with a wide range of fundamental skill practices on their leisure time, notonly during the organized sessions. This could increase their floorball-specific skills,and in turn, decline the negative perceptions of mastery-avoidance.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Grasten, A and Forsman, H
Keywords: task- and ego-involving climate, achievement goals, dribbling, passing, path analysis, repeated measures
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Advances in Sports and Physical Education
Publisher: Scholars Middle East Publishers
ISSN: 2616-8642
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Copyright 2018. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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